COVID-19 Got You Down? Four Tips to Make it Through Stay-at-Home Directives
As the country comes to accept its new, not-so-temporary reality, people nationwide are starting to realize that the stay-at-home directives state officials are implementing may be more serious than we initially thought. The truth is, COVID-19 has proven itself more dangerous than we first assumed, which has resulted in Americans finding themselves stuck at home for days – even weeks – on end.
Whether you think you’re suffering from cabin fever or simply need to find new ways of entertaining yourself or generating income, fear not! There are a few things you can do around the house to pass time productively, such as:
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Updates
One of the biggest reasons your business isn’t where you want it to be is because your site is lacking a relevant SEO strategy. Most companies don’t have the “time” to keep up with their websites because they’re too busy with more important matters, but if you want your business to succeed online, keeping up-to-date with the latest SEO trends is as important as any endeavor.
While you’re stuck inside over the next few weeks, it may be wise to focus on your website – particularly as it pertains to search. It may be the best opportunity you have for a long time, especially if you feel like you never have enough time to focus on SEO. Spend some time on the computer today, tomorrow, etc. Write some blogs, generate a list of keywords you want to win, study your competition, and get a sense of what they’re doing. What have you got to lose?
Knock Out Some Emails
How much of your day is spent answering emails? Do you frequently tell yourself you’ll “get to them later?” There’s no denying that email is an important part of the business world, but that doesn’t mean it needs to rule it.
You may never have a chance to catch up on all of your emails again. Start by going through your inbox and unsubscribing to all of the companies you’ve requested notifications from over the years. Then, go through and answer the emails you’ve deemed non-essential. Don’t forget to create folders in your inbox to help you organize, too; all of these things can help you save time once you’ve returned to the office. You’ll thank yourself for taking a day or two to focus on your emails in the long run.
How many times have you told yourself you’re going to start that new exercise regimen tomorrow? Or that the “diet starts Monday?” There has never been a better time to get into shape – literally. If you’re working from home, that’s one of the only things you’re doing, and if you’re not, then what exactly is taking up all of your time? Television? Books? Kids? Whatever your answer may be, you can spare thirty minutes a day to do some air squats and push-ups, or to take a jog about the neighborhood.
The truth is that exercise can actually boost your endorphins, making you both happier and more productive. You may think that working out will deprive you of energy when in reality, it might just give you the boost you need to get through the rest of your day.
Get Started on Those Household Projects
Have you been putting off chores for the last few weeks in light of recent events? How about spring cleaning? Gardening? Other household projects? Well, get with it! The season is changing, and with the warmer weather comes a great opportunity. Activities that used to take up the entirety of your Saturdays and Sundays can now be done on a Monday or Tuesday with no harm done.
The coronavirus is a terrible illness, but if we band together and listen to the experts, we can beat it. This means staying home as much as possible, which gives us the chance to catch up on things that would have otherwise fallen by the wayside. Be healthy, be safe, and start being productive!
Whether your efforts are marketing-related or not, now is the perfect time to get busy! If you do hope to improve your business during these difficult times, please give Compulse Integrated Marketing a call at 844.821.2154 – we, fortunately, are working through the coronavirus outbreak, and we will continue to service our clients and customers until the world is functioning normally once again.